Rip’s Ride – Breckenridge, CO

The new Rip’s Ride is quite short and services beginner terrain.
This lift was the fifth LPA detachable built at Breckenridge.
Side view of the return in the Peak 8 base area.
Tower 1.
View riding up.
Arriving at the drive terminal.
Unloading area.
There are maintenance rails at both ends.
View down the line.
Upper station area.
The lift unloads slightly higher than the previous double to allow for ski out to the Town of Breckenridge.
View up at tower 4.
The first few towers.
Side view of the bottom terminal.
Side view of the upper station.
LPA quad chair.
Loading area.
Chair turnaround.
View back down the line.

7 thoughts on “Rip’s Ride – Breckenridge, CO

  1. Donald Reif November 12, 2022 / 6:15 pm

    It’s been a bit of a shortcoming that Peak 8 has lacked beginner terrain serviced by detachables (unless you wanted to ski down Springmeier from the Vista Haus). Now that shortcoming doesn’t exist anymore.


  2. Jackson Kelly November 22, 2022 / 6:40 am

    It’s so odd to see such a short HSQ, Its a nice looking lift tho. Breck does a really nice job with their terminal design.

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    • Donald Reif December 1, 2022 / 8:24 pm

      With Breck, it definitely is noticeable that this is a super short high speed quad. Before this was built, Imperial was the shortest detachable on the mountain (2,714 feet long), and every other detachable is a minimum of 5,400 feet in length. (Though this will soon change with Lift 5’s upgrade next year, as that’ll only be 3,600 feet long)


  3. Brendan Granger December 1, 2022 / 8:15 pm

    I find it quite odd they didn’t name give it the “SuperChair” name like every other detachable chairlift on the mountain. Having this one that doesn’t have the name makes the it seem out of place and makes it less obvious that it’s high speed for those looking at the trail map and snow report.

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    • Donald Reif December 1, 2022 / 8:20 pm

      Yeah, that did seem strange too. I think “Ripperoo SuperChair” would’ve worked here, or just changing the name to something other than the mascot. Hopefully they’ll use a more creative name for next year’s replacement of Lift 5.


      • Brendan Granger December 1, 2022 / 8:24 pm

        I feel like “Rip’s Ride SuperChair” would’ve worked just as well, to keep it simple.


  4. Mark Martinez December 19, 2022 / 11:12 am

    Rode this for the first time a couple weeks ago, bottom terminal feels like they dug it down a bit, and the march up the hill seemed easier.


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